Body Positivity

9 Ways to Combat Society’s Obsession with Bikini Bodies

By Annie Stewart and Danielle Lowe--Oh, summertime. That glorious time of year when the days are longer, the sun is shining, fresh fruit is in glorious abundance, andddd swimsuit season is in full swing.

The Intersection of Pride Month and Body Positivity

By Ariel Beccia--June is Pride Month, and past celebrations have been symbols of defiance, strength and solidarity.

Words Have Power: Why I Don’t Identify as a Tomboy

By Dana Land--When I was younger, everyone called me a tomboy. I refused to wear pink dresses and I played with worms in the dirt. The other girls made fun of me, and the boys didn’t accept me either.

A Guy’s Puberty Angst

By Anthony Saldivar--Growing up, I was always fairly popular. I never had any issues making friends and I did not project a lack of confidence. However, starting around the 10th grade, there was an inner battle that I struggled with on a daily basis—that’s when puberty hit me.

A Love Letter to My Body

By Alexandra Stagliano--I can’t quite remember when I first started thinking about you, body. I mean really thinking about you… poking and prodding and seeing what jiggled or wobbled.

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About Us

Proud2Bme is an online community created by and for teens. We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.

This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

Proud2Bme was first launched in the Netherlands by Riverduinen, a mental health organization that has licensed the concept to the National Eating Disorders Association. Unless otherwise noted, all original content on this site is copyright The National Eating Disorders Association. The Proud2Bme brand, logos, and trademarks are property of Rivierduinen.